Portland Metro Weekend Event Planner: July 29-31, 2016

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR JULY 29-31, 2016

WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR
THURS-SUNThe Big Fair Fun at the Washington County Fair includes attractions and events for the whole family. Carnival games and rides, magic shows, rodeo, and so much more!!

OREGON BREWER’S FESTIVAL
WED-SUN – One of the nation’s longest running and best loved craft beer festivals. Sample & learn about more than 20 craft beer styles. 111 independent craft beers available this year—88 from craft breweries from all over the U.S. and 23 more in the International Beer Garden (featuring beers and brewers from Japan, China, Germany and the Netherlands).

INTERNATIONAL PINOT NOIR CELEBRATION
FRI-SUN – World-renowned winemakers, northwest chefs, esteemed media, epicures, and wine lovers will gather in McMinnville, Oregon, for three days of exploring Pinot noir, savoring unforgettable meals, and learning and celebrating with luminaries of the food and wine world.

ROSE FESTIVAL ROSE CUP RACES
FRI-SUN – The premier amateur road racing event in the Pacific Northwest, includes three-car classifications, SCCA track night where non-racers can drive their cars on PIR.

RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR
SAT-SUN – A festive celebration of DIY featuring maker-designed goods, inspired surroundings, interactive features, artisan food and drink, lively music and good vibes.

SLAVIC FESTIVAL
SAT-SUNSlavic Festival featuring live music, dance, art, food and vendors. Volleyball, children’s activities and more.

WILLAMETTE RIVER FESTIVAL
SUNLive music, beer garden, birds from Audubon, a live fish display, guided walks and tabling by a variety of environmental groups.

NEWBERG OLD FASHIONED FESTIVAL

THURS-SUN – Enjoy a parade, dog costume contest, car show, disc golf tournament, live entertainment and music, a BBQ, 5K and more!

JOURNEY TO SPACE
Through THURS – What does the future hold for humans and space travel? The Exhibition at OMSI will give you a glimpse of the challenges and triumphs of space exploration. Discover what is possible and what awaits in orbit and beyond

FLICKS ON THE BRICKS
Through August 19th – Pioneer Courthouse Square transforms into Portland’s largest outdoor movie theater for the entire community to enjoy!

TOP DOWN: ROOFTOP CINEMA
Through August 25th – Join us atop the Hotel deLuxe’s parking structure at SW 15th and Yamhill for our 12th annual program of cinema under the stars.

CONCERTS IN THE PARK
Through August 28th – Pack a picnic dinner or dine with our vendors, bring a blanket or chairs, and spend time with family and friends at a live outdoor concert performance.

MOVIES IN THE PARK
Through September 10th – Pre-movie entertainment begins at 6:30 PM, including live performances by local musicians and free popcorn. Bring jackets or extra blankets, as it gets chilly when the sun goes down!

OREGON ZOO SUMMER CONCERTS
Through September 11th  Oregon’s “wildest” outdoor concert series celebrates 37 years of bringing you world-class artists for a night of music and nature. It wouldn’t be summer in Oregon without an evening of great music at the zoo!

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET
SAT-SUN through December – The nation’s largest weekly open-air arts and crafts market. Stroll down row upon row of unique creations made by the people who sell them in Old Town.

URBAN SCAVENGER HUNT
ALL MONTH  Smartphone clues lead you on a fun & engaging walking tour of the city. Clues start you in the heart of downtown at Pioneer Courthouse Square and will take you on a scavenger hunt through the Arts District, on a streetcar ride and among the famous food carts.

SHANROCK’S TRIVIOLOGY
ALL MONTH – Various Portland Locations: Triviology pub quizzes are free to play, last a couple of hours, and are composed of seven short rounds, giving teams instant gratification for their efforts. Team size can range from one to five players, with prizes for everyone on the winning team.

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

THREE DAYS OF ALOHA
THURS-SAT – Hula dancers and crafters of Hawaiian arts pilgrimage from around the globe to attend this one of a kind workshop. With preeminent master instructors from Hawaiʻi, the workshop offers instruction on dance, language, oli/chant, mele, outrigger canoe paddling, history, current Hawaiian issues, cultural crafts, 5k & Fun Run.

FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIES – COLUMBIA TECH CENTER
FRI – Bring a lawn chair or blanket to the park and enjoy a movie on the big screen at the City of Vancouver’s free, family-friendly movie nights! Show up early for pre-movie activities.

RIVERVIEW SIX TO SUNSET CONCERT SERIES
Thursdays Through August 11th  Celebrate summer on Thursday evenings while listening to our fantastic bands play the sun down.

FARMER’S MARKET – DOWNTOWN
SAT-SUN (through October 30)  Vancouver’s Farmer’s Market. Over 250 vendors with fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods and much more at 6th & Ester in downtown Vancouver.

FARMERS MARKET – COLUMBIA TECH CENTER
Thursdays Through September 1st – Over 250 vendors with fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods and much more.

OPEN SATURDAYS AT PEARSON AIRBASE
EVERY SAT  Free educational experience, Flight Simulator lab, vertical wind tunnel, a glider-building station, historic airplanes on-site for viewing, collections on display, and educational programs to propel students of all ages.

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK

·         Jason Bourne
·         Bad Moms
·         Gleason
·         Nerve
·         Equity
·         Indignation
·         Tallulah
·         The Tenth Man

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Portland Metro Weekend Event Planner: April 8-10, 2016

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR APRIL 8-10, 2016

SPRING PLANT SALE

SAT-SUN  Portland Expo Center. Shop for plants as well as garden art at Hortlandia, a plant and art sale run by Hardy Plant Society of Oregon (HPSO). Free.

TULIP FESTIVAL 

Through APR 22  Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm. Stroll through 40 acres of stunning beauty, experience expansive views of vineyards, distant mountains, and a few mud puddles. Fresh flowers, food, and fun for the entire family, including well-behaved dogs on leashes!

BRIDGE TO BREWS

SUN  Waterfront Park. 10K & 8K run over the Fremont Bridge, post-race event at Waterfront Park featuring local breweries, distilleries and wineries along with local live music. Register Today!

GOLD & TREASURE SHOW

SAT-SUN  Portland Expo Center: Learn about gold panning and other treasure hunting techniques. With dozens of vendors & hundreds of items, you’re sure to find something you’ll want to take into the field with you.

INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

Through May 26th  Portland Art Museum. The Film Center’s Northwest Tracking program showcases the work of independent filmmakers living and working in the Northwest whose work reflects the vibrant cinematic culture of the region.

VARIETY SHOW

Through APR 22  Celebrate the 22nd anniversary of The Tony Starlight Show, a combination of song parody, musical impressions & various tributes to iconic artists and pop culture phenomena.

DUELING PIANO SHOW

Every FRI & SAT in April  Since 2010, The Barrel Room lays claim to the longest running dueling piano show in Portland.

URBAN SCAVENGER HUNT

ALL MONTH  Smart phone clues lead you on a fun & engaging walking tour of the city. Clues start you in the heart of downtown at Pioneer Courthouse Square and will take you on a scavenger hunt through the Arts District, on a streetcar ride and among the famous food carts.

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

EVERY DAY  Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

PORTLAND ESCAPE ROOMS

ALL MONTH THURS-SUN  Cedar Hills/Beaverton Locations: Real-life room escape games are a type of physical adventure game in which people are locked in a room with other participants and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within a set time limit. Discount tickets.

HAUNTED PUB TOUR

ALL MONTH  This spine-tingling ghost tour explores Portland’s historic Old Town District, a vibrant area with beautiful 1800’s buildings, cobblestone streets and a wicked past.

SHANROCK’S TRIVIOLOGY

ALL MONTH  Various Portland Locations: Triviology pub quizzes are free to play, last a couple of hours, and are composed of seven short rounds, giving teams instant gratification for their efforts. Team size can range from one to five players, with prizes for everyone on the winning team.

GEEKS WHO DRINK PUB QUIZ

ALL MONTH  Anyone can grab a deck of Trivial Pursuit cards and run a “trivia night.” Geeks Who Drink’s smartass quizmasters run fast-paced, interactive and beer-soaked pub quiz events all over Portland.

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

WOODEN TULIP FESTIVAL

Through APR 17  Holland America Bulb Farms. The fields are open during daylight hours. The U-Pick is self-serve and just .50 per stem.

FARMER’S MARKET

SAT-SUN (through OCT 30)  Vancouver’s Farmer’s Market. Over 250 vendors with fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods and much more!

OPEN SATURDAY AT PEARSON AIRBASE

SAT  Free educational experience, Flight Simulator lab, vertical wind tunnel, a glider-building station, historic airplanes on-site for viewing, collections on display, and educational programs to propel students of all ages.

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK

·         Hardcore Henry  

·         The Boss

·         The Invitation

·         Demolition

·         Before I Wake

·         Mr. Right

·        Louder than Bombs

·         The Dying of the Light  

 

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Portland Metro Weekend Event Planner: Feb. 26-28, 2016

PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR FEB, 26-28, 2016

 

LEGO CONVENTION

SAT-SUN  Oregon Convention Center: Lego focused panels, games, vendors and continuous opportunities to interact with peers.

JAZZ FESTIVAL

THURS-SUN  Various Portland Locations: Performances from local acts and jazz legends.

BREWSTILLERY FESTIVAL

SAT  StormBreaker Brewing: 22 local Breweries and 21 Oregon Distilleries teaming up to create the perfect pairings.

ROMEO & JULIET

Through MAR 5  Keller Auditorium: Impossible-to-forget emotional journey intensified by what may be the most sublime music ever written for ballet. Oregon Ballet Theatre proudly returns James Canfield’s signature work.

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

THURS-SUN  Various Portland Locations: Outstanding new work by our region’s media makers, through 97 features and 62 short films from three-dozen countries.

AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL

ALL MONTH  Portland Community College: 18 outstanding feature, documentary and short films from 11 African countries: Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan, and Ethiopia.

URBAN SCAVENGER HUNT

ALL MONTH  Smart phone clues lead you on a fun & engaging walking tour of the city. Clues start you in the heart of downtown at Pioneer Courthouse Square and will take you on a scavenger hunt through the Arts District, on a streetcar ride and among the famous food carts.

50 YEARS OF INDIAN CINEMA

ALL MONTH  Portland Art Museum: Indian cinema boasts the most prolific output of any national film industry on the planet—its films, stars, and songs are beloved at home and by millions around the world.

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

EVERY DAY  Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

PORTLAND ESCAPE ROOMS

ALL MONTH THURS-SUN  Cedar Hills/Beaverton Locations: Real-life room escape games are a type of physical adventure game in which people are locked in a room with other participants and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within a set time limit. Discount tickets.

ALICE IN WONDERLAND MUSICAL

ALL MONTH  Northwest Children’s Theater: Tumble down the rabbit hole as Alice’s adventures through Wonderland are transformed into a spectacular jazz odyssey! This original NWCT adaptation is filled with classic characters from the Mad Hatter to the Queen of Hearts and a beautiful original score inspired by jazz greats from Davis to Monk.

SHANROCK’S TRIVIOLOGY

ALL MONTH  Various Portland Locations: Triviology pub quizzes are free to play, last a couple of hours, and are composed of seven short rounds, giving teams instant gratification for their efforts. Team size can range from one to five players, with prizes for everyone on the winning team.

GEEKS WHO DRINK PUB QUIZ

ALL MONTH  Anyone can grab a deck of Trivial Pursuit cards and run a “trivia night.” Geeks Who Drink’s smartass quizmasters run fast-paced, interactive and beer-soaked pub quiz events all over Portland.

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

WEDDING SHOW

SAT  Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds: Quality, personable vendors that will work with every budget, every vision, and take care of the bridal party at every turn.

“THE WOMEN” PLAY

SAT  Magenta Theater: This brilliant play has assumed the status of a modern classic, immensely entertaining panorama of our modern metropolitan world from the feminine viewpoint set in the 1930’s.

OPEN SATURDAY AT PEARSON AIRBASE

SAT  Free educational experience, Flight Simulator lab, vertical wind tunnel, a glider-building station, historic airplanes on-site for viewing, collections on display, and educational programs to propel students of all ages.

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK

• Eddie the Eagle

• Gods of Egypt

• Triple 9

• Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

• King Georges

• The Last Man on the Moon

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Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: Dec. 31-Jan. 3, 2016

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR DEC. 31-JAN. 3, 2016

 

**NEW YEARS EVE**

McMenamins Celebration ~ Various locations

The Governors Ball with Patrick Lamb ~ The Sentinel Hotel

Portland’s Grand Ball ~ Pure Space

Inspire Truth ~ Portland Art Museum 

DJ Anjali & The Incredible Kid ~ Melody Ballroom

Curious Comedy Theater

First Run 2016

SHREK THE MUSICAL

Through JAN 3  Join Shrek, Fiona and company as they bumble, blunder and belch their way from one twisted fairytale to another in the rowdy re-telling of the beloved animated film. Northwest Children’s Theater and School

CHRISTMAS CAROL IMPROV

THURS DEC 31  This adult comedy is adorned with the improvisational genius of the legendary comedy troupe The Second City, and includes zany holiday sketches, an ever-changing list of drop-in local celebrities and uproarious improv based on audience participation. Gerding Theater

ORSON WELLES FILM FESTIVAL

Through JAN 4  Portland Art Museum: Celebrate what would have been Orson Welles’s 100th birthday by enjoying 18 of his films. http://nwfilm.org/screenings/72/714/

HELEN KELLER PLAY

Through JAN 17  A play based on the lives of Helen Keller, who became deaf & blind as an infant, and her teacher, Anne Sullivan, who enabled her to become one of the most influential women of the 20th Century. Artists Repertory Theatre.

LIGHT DISPLAYS

THROUGH DEC 31  Peacock Lane in SE Portland

THROUGH JAN 3  Zoo Lights

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN JAN 1-3 (every day, various times & locations) Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

**NEW YEARS EVE**

The White Ball ~ The Vancouver Hilton NYE

OT5 ARENACROSS

Through JAN 2 An indoor Arenacross facility dedicated to technical, yet fun and exciting indoor motocross racing for riders, fans and sponsors.

OPEN SATURDAY AT PEARSON AIRBASE

SAT JAN 2  Free educational experience, Flight Simulator lab, vertical wind tunnel, a glider-building station, historic airplanes on-site for viewing, collections on display, and educational programs to propel students of all ages.

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
Devil and Angel
• Anomalisa
• Yosemite
• The Hateful Eight

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Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: Dec. 18-20, 2015

PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR DEC. 18-20, 2015

A CIRCUS CAROL SHOW

FRI-SUN DEC 18-20  Alberta Rose Theatre: A circus adaptation of Dickens’ classic Christmas tale with music by 3 Leg Torso. http://www.albertarosetheatre.com/

CHRISTMAS SHIP PARADE

FRI-SUN DEC 18-20  Columbia & Willamette Rivers: 50 boats lit up for Christmas cruise the river, check schedule for locations. http://www.christmasships.org/

ORSON WELLES FILM FESTIVAL

THURS DEC 17  Portland Art Museum: Celebrate what would have been Orson Welles’s 100th birthday by enjoying 18 of his films. http://nwfilm.org/screenings/72/714/

NUTCRACKER BALLET

Through DEC 26  Keller Auditorium: No holiday season is complete without a trip to the “Land of Sweets”. Oregon Ballet Theatre presents Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. http://www.obt.org/index.php/boxoffice/single-tickets/balanchines-nutcracker/

CHRISTMAS TRAIN

Through Dec 20 (weekends only)  Join Santa as you ride through wilderness in the heart of the city on vintage rail cars pulled by Portland’s steam locomotives.

LIGHT DISPLAYS

THROUGH DEC 31  Peacock Lane in SE Portland

THROUGH DEC 27  Portland International Raceway

THROUGH JAN 3  Zoo Lights

THROUGH DEC 20  Lights at the Grotto

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

SAT-SUN DEC 19-20 The nation’s largest weekly open-air arts and crafts market. Stroll down row upon row of unique creations made by the people who sell them. Old Town

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN DEC 18-20 (every day, various times & locations) Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

CHRISTMAS TREE TRAIN

Through DEC 20 Chelatchie Prairie Railroad: This is a great time to pick out your Christmas tree. Santa will be there with a present for each child and complimentary refreshments for all.

CHRISTMAS SHIPS PARADE

FRI DEC 18 Enjoy wonderful decorated ships traveling the Columbia River. http://www.christmasships.org/schedule/columbia-river

NUTCRACKER BALLET

FRI-MON DEC 18-21  Royal Durst Theater: A cast of over 90 local dancers present the magical story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they battle the Mouse King and embark on a thrilling journey. http://columbiadance.org/performances-and-events/

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
Star Wars
• Alvin & The Chipmunks
• Sisters
• Dilwale
• Extraction
• Mojin: The Lost Legend
Son of Saul

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Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: Nov. 6-8, 2015

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR NOVEMBER 6-8, 2015

HOLIDAY GIFT SHOW

FRI-SUN NOV 6-8 300 exhibitors selling jewelry, toys, Christmas décor, art & much more. Oregon Convention Center. http://www.hfgf.com/portland.html

BODY MIND SPIRIT EXPO

SAT-SUN NOV 7-8 Body Mind Spirit brings refreshed energy to the holistic movement in 2015. Join us for the latest in new thought presentations, the best advances in alternative health, and as always the nations finest selections of psychics and mediums. www.bmse.net

WORDSTOCK LITERARY FESTIVAL

SAT NOV 7 Book fair, author discussions, workshops, readings and activities for all ages! Portland Art Museum. http://www.literary-arts.org/what-we-do/wordstock/

SKI & SNOWBOARD SALE

FRI-SUN NOV 6-8 Get ready for Ski Season! Show for new or used ski and snowboard equipment. Portland Expo Center. http://portlandskifever.com/

LAS VEGAS SHOW

FRI NOV 6 Tony Starlight has perfected his variety act over the last 20 years.

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

SAT-SUN NOV 7-8 The nation’s largest weekly open-air arts and crafts market. Stroll down row upon row of unique creations made by the people who sell them. Old Town

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN NOV 6-8 (every day, various times & locations) Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

NORTHWEST’S LARGEST GARAGE & VINTAGE SALE

SAT NOV 7 Come buy or sell! Jewelry, furniture, tools, electronics, books, clothing, sporting good & much more! Clark County Event Center. http://portlandgsale.com/

VETERAN’S PARADE AT FORT VANCOUVER

SAT NOV 7 One of the largest Department of Veteran Affairs-sanctioned Veterans Parades on the West Coast. Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. http://www.fortvan.org/veterans-parade.html

VETERAN’S DAY RACE, 11K, 5K & LITTLE HERO 1K

SAT NOV 7 The 5K or 11K route will lead out the annual Veteran’s Day Parade at the Fort Vancouver and head over the land bridge for an out and back course on the Columbia River trail. Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
The Peanuts Movie
• Spectre
• Brooklyn
• Entertainment
• Miss You Already
• Spotlight
• Trumbo
• Theeb

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Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: Oct. 23-25, 2015

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR OCTOBER 23-25, 2015

 

ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES SHOW

SAT-SUN OCT 24-25 Portland Expo Center 1000 vendors sell furniture, memorabilia, paintings, glassware & more.

HALLOWEEN RUN

SUN OCT 25 Run Like Hell Halloween themed half marathon/10k/5k & kids half miler. Dress in costume and take to the streets of Portland, this year’s theme is “Under the Big Top.”

LAS VEGAS SHOW

SAT OCT 24 Tony Starlight has perfected his variety act over the last 20 years.

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

SAT-SUN OCT 24-25 The nation’s largest weekly open-air arts and crafts market. Stroll down row upon row of unique creations made by the people who sell them. Old Town

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN OCT 23-25 (every day, various times & locations) Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

HALLOWEEN FESTIVITIES, PORTLAND METRO

Haunted Pub Crawl: http://beerquestpdx.com/pubcrawl/

Halloween Trail: http://www.fantasytrail.com/hallowtrail.htm

Farms on the West Side: http://www.pumpkinpatchesandmore.org/ORpnw.php#listings

Farms on the East Side: http://www.pumpkinpatchesandmore.org/ORpporteast.php#listings

Haunted Yard: http://davisgraveyard.com/

Haunted House, Fright Town: http://www.frighttown.com/

Haunted House, 13th Door: http://13thdoor.com/

Haunted Ghost Town: http://ghosttownhaunt.com/

 

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

HALLOWEEN FESTIVITIES, VANCOUVER METRO

Haunted House, 4 Horsemen: http://fourhorsemenpdx.com/

Bi-Zi Farms Pumpkin Patch: http://bizifarms.com/pumpkin-patch/

CCHM Haunted Walking Tours: http://www.cchmuseum.org/haunted-2015/

DRINK THIS! VANCOUVER

SAT OCT 24 An event celebrating artisan beverages in the heart of Vancouver promoting craft beverage makers (beer, wine, coffee, tea, soda, cider, spirits) http://www.drinkthisvancouver.com/

DAVE’S KILLER MAGIC SHOP FEATURING BIZZARO

SAT OCT 24 In a world full of reality TV and lackluster entertainment, Bizzaro. The Optical Illusionist strives to prove that “normal” is just the setting on a dryer. http://www.killermagicshop.com/Whats-Happening_ep_52.html

VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET

SAT-SUN OCT 24-25 You’ll discover fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden. Over 250 Vendors, weekends through Nov. 1st! Downtown Vancouver, 8th & Ester St.

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
Jem & The Holograms
• The Last Witch Hunter
• Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
• Rock the Kasbah
• Meadowland
• Blackhats
• Burnt
• Difret
• Extraordinary Tales

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Portland Metro Weekend Events Planner: Oct. 9-11, 2015

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR OCTOBER 9-11, 2015

PORTLAND PET EXPO

SAT OCT 10 Portland Expo Center, Free Admission, Bring Your Pet (see rules). Offers vendors, vaccinations, entertainment, and adoptions. www.portlandpetexpo.com

TRAVEL FEST

SAT-SUN OCT 10-11 Portland’s only regional, national and international travel show, you’ll find everything you need to start your next adventure. www.oregonianmediagroup.com/travel-show/

WILDCAT HAVEN HALLOWEEN SOIRE

SAT OCT 10 Sentinel Hotel~Live music, dinner, drinks, dancing, and a charity auction, costumes are welcome. www.facebook.com/events/1476109102711004/

HEMP CONVENTION

SAT-SUN OCT 10-11 Presentations on marijuana and 100 vendors located at the Portland Expo Center. www.oregonhempconvention.com/

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

SAT-SUN OCT 10-11 The nation’s largest weekly open-air arts and crafts market. Stroll down row upon row of unique creations made by the people who sell them. Old Town

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN OCT10-11 (every day, various times & locations) Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

HALLOWEEN FESTIVITIES, PORTLAND METRO

Haunted Pub Crawl: http://beerquestpdx.com/pubcrawl/

Halloween Trail: http://www.fantasytrail.com/hallowtrail.htm

Farms on the West Side: http://www.pumpkinpatchesandmore.org/ORpnw.php#listings

Farms on the East Side: http://www.pumpkinpatchesandmore.org/ORpporteast.php#listings

Haunted Yard: http://davisgraveyard.com/

Haunted House, Fright Town: http://www.frighttown.com/

Haunted House, 13th Door: http://13thdoor.com/

VANCOUVER METRO EVENTS

HALLOWEEN FESTIVITIES, VANCOUVER METRO

Haunted House, 4 Horsemen: http://fourhorsemenpdx.com/

Bi-Zi Farms Pumpkin Patch: http://bizifarms.com/pumpkin-patch/

CCHM Haunted Walking Tours: http://www.cchmuseum.org/haunted-2015/

FALL JUNK BONANZA: VINTAGE MARKET

FRI-SUN OCT 9-11 The Fall Junk Bonanza is the place for antiquers, junkers and flea market lovers. Early Bird Entrance, $25 online; $30 at the door.

SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL ADVENTURE

FRI-SAT OCT 9-10 Magenta Theater ~ The play opens in 1960’s London and Dr. Watson, Holmes’s trusty colleague and loyal friend, tells the story of the famous detective’s last adventure. http://magentatheater.com/page/sherlock-holmes-final-adventure

VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET

SAT-SUN OCT 10-11 You’ll discover fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden. Over 250 Vendors, weekends through Nov. 1st! Downtown Vancouver, 8th & Ester St.

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
Pan
• Big Stone Gap
• The Final Girls
• In My Father’s House
• Ladrones
• Steve Jobs
• Victoria
• Xenia

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Portland Metro Weekend Events: August 7-9, 2015

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PORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR AUGUST 7-9, 2015

CLARK COUNTY FAIR

FRI AUG 7- SUN AUG 16 Don’t miss Clark County Fair’s featured exhibits, including Toytopia, Faircon, Family Activities, and the Carnival Midway! Visit the Comcast Kids Park and Westfield Vancouver Mall Kids Stage for kids’ contests, local entertainment acts and pony rides.

BITE OF OREGON

FRI-SUN AUG 7-9 Taste the best of Oregon food, beer, and wine at the Bite of Oregon, which includes entertainment and a cooking competition at Tom McCall Waterfront Park south of Morrison Bridge. Friday is least crowded.

WARPED TOUR CONCERT

FRI AUG 7 Hear 90 bands play alternative rock, pop-punk, hip-hop, electronica, and hardcore all day at Warped Tour outdoors at Portland Expo Center.

BIKE OR WALK THE BRIDGES

SUN AUG 9 Bridge Pedal is a 6-mile walk or 3 to 37 mile ride with stunning views from Portland bridges. Register early due to new limits, and bring a helmet. The People’s Preview of Tilikum Crossing is free in the afternoon.

ALBERTA STREET FAIR

SAT AUG 8 Alberta Street Fair focuses on local products, artists, crafts, and foods. It has a beer garden, three stages of entertainment, and children’s activities.

GARLIC FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN AUG 7-9 Elephant Garlic Festival features garlic-flavored foods, arts and crafts, and live music in North Plains. Free.

FOSSIL FESTIVAL

SAT AUG 8 Learn about fossils at Northwest Fossil Fest, which features lectures, displays, kids’ activities, and free entry to Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks & Minerals.

INTERNATIONAL PRAISE FESTIVAL

SAT AUG 8 Portland area churches offer singing and music, vendors, food, and family activities at International Praise Festival, Pioneer Courthouse Square. Free.

IDIOSYNCRATIC FILMS

AUGUST – SEPT 5 See 7 movies by director Paul Thomas Anderson and 14 more that influenced him at The Art of Reinvention at Portland Art Museum. Discount tickets $4.

ZOO CONCERTS

FRI-SUN AUG 7-9 (through Sept. 6) Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts feature world-class performers and include a same-day zoo pass.

MOVIES IN THE PARK

AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 11 Movies in the Park begin with entertainment at 6:30 followed by movies at dusk. Bring coats. Free.

VANCOUVER BREWFEST

FRI-SUN AUG 7-9 Featuring more than 90 beers, ciders, mead, spirits and wine at the beautiful Esther Short park, downtown Vancouver, WA. This event includes Gluten Free and Organic beers, art/craft vendors and merchants, outstanding food from the best restaurants in Vancouver and Live Music. The Vancouver Brewfest is a 21 and over event. Identification will be checked at the gate.

COLUMBIA GORGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

THURS AUG 6-SUN AUG 16 Visit the event website for more information about a film festival celebrating independent films from around the world. http://www.angaelica.com/

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN AUG 7-9 (every day, various times & locations) Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

SAT-SUN AUG 8-9 The nation’s largest weekly open-air arts and crafts market. Stroll down row upon row of unique creations made by the people who sell them. Old Town

COSMO 7K RUN/WALK

SAT-SUN AUG 1-2 Ladies get ready for a fun filled day with running, your girlfriends and a Cosmo! This race will start at the beautiful Fort Vancouver National Site. This is a 21+ only event. The course if a perfect 7K run/walk (4.35 miles). After your beautiful summer run stay and enjoy a tasty Cosmo at the after party. http://energyevents.com/cosmo7k

VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET

SAT-SUN AUG 8-9 You’ll discover fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden. Over 250 Vendors! Downtown Vancouver, 8th & Ester St.

FARMER’S MARKET AT VANCOUVER MALL

SAT-SUN AUG 8-9 The newest open air farmers market in Vancouver, Washington. Offering local farmers, small businesses, specialty crafters & local food vendors the opportunity to enjoy the neighbors. Activities for the kids & live entertainment most weekends in the Westfield Mall parking lot near Macy’s.

VANCOUVER FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIES IN THE PARK

SAT AUG 8-AUG 14 Bring a lawn chair or blanket to the park and enjoy a movie on the big screen at our free family friendly movie nights! Come early and participate in pre-movie activities.

BATTLE GROUND VILLAGE MOVIES IN THE PARK

FRI AUG 7 (every Friday through Aug. 28) Celebrate summer with an outdoor movie in the park! Bring blankets, pillows and low sand chairs for a relaxing night under the stars. Grab a bite to eat in Battle Ground Village, indulge in delicious popcorn and cotton candy, or pack some snacks. Movies in the Park is tons of fun for all ages!

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
Fantastic 4
• Cop Car
• Dark Places
• Harbinger Down
• Assassination
• The Algerian
• The Falling
• The Gift
• The Runner
• The Diary of a Teenage Girl
• Catch Me Daddy
• Dragon Ball Z
• Shaun the Sheep Movie
• Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet

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Portland Metro Weekend Events: July 3-5, 2015

Statue of Liberty on the background of flag usa, sunrise and fireworksPORTLAND METRO EVENTS WEEKEND PLANNER
FOR JULY 3-5, 2015

BEST 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS

SAT JULY 4TH

WATERFRONT BLUES FESTIVAL

THURS-SUN JULY 2-5 Waterfront Blues Festival features 50 performers on four stages, plus fireworks on July 4th, at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on the Willamette River.

ST. PAUL RODEO

WED-SAT JULY 1-4 Watch fearless cowboys and cowgirls ride bucking broncos, rope and wrestle steers, and even ride bulls at the St. Paul Rodeo. Also enjoy a barbecue, carnival, art show, and nightly fireworks. Schedule

BEER FESTIVAL

FRI-SUN JULY 3-5 Portland Craft Beer Festival features beer from 50 Portland breweries, plus cider, wine, and cheese with food carts nearby at Fields Neighborhood Park.

4TH OF JULY RUN

SAT JULY 4 The early morning Foot Traffic Flat on beautiful, flat Sauvie Island is a marathon, half marathon, 8K, 5K.

ZOO CONCERTS

FRI-SUN JULY 3-5 (through Sept. 6) Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts feature world-class performers and include a same-day zoo pass.

J.A.W.Z. THE MUSICAL IN 3D

THURS-FRI JULY 2-3 Based on the famous shark movie, J.A.W.Z. The Musical in 3D is a comedy with campy costumes, hilarious storytelling, projected film, and sing-along songs at Alberta Rose Theatre. Discount tickets $13.

PORTLAND’S RIVERS: CONTEMPORARY ART VIEWS

FRI-SUN JULY 3-5 (Ends July 11) This exhibit interprets Portland’s rivers and their influence on the city through paintings, prints and multimedia works. Pittock Mansion

GUIDED NATURE HIKES

FRI-SUN JULY 3-5 (every day, various times & locations) Park guides lead nature hikes to explore the forest, stream ecosystems and natural history of the natural area. Tryon Creek State Park & more

PORTLAND SATURDAY MARKET

SAT-SUN JULY 4-5 The nation’s largest weekly open-air arts and crafts market. Stroll down row upon row of unique creations made by the people who sell them. Old Town

VANCOUVER FARMER’S MARKET

SAT-SUN JULY 4-5 You’ll discover fresh and local produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, delicious food, pet treats, and accessories for yourself, home, or garden. Over 250 Vendors! Downtown Vancouver, 8th & Ester St.

FARMER’S MARKET AT VANCOUVER MALL

SAT-SUN JULY 4-5 The newest open air farmers market in Vancouver, Washington. Offering local farmers, small businesses, specialty crafters & local food vendors the opportunity to enjoy the neighbors. Activities for the kids & live entertainment most weekends in the Westfield Mall parking lot near Macy’s.

INDEPENDENCE DAY AT FORT VANCOUVER

SAT JULY 4 Independence Day at Fort Vancouver has something fun for everyone! Spend the day kicking back on the lush lawns of the Fort Vancouver National Site, party down with friends in the Adult Beverage Pavilion or grab the kids and enjoy traditional family fun games and entertainment all day!

VANCOUVER RODEO

THURS-SUN JULY 2-5 The Vancouver Rodeo is a must see annual event for anyone that likes some real live rodeo action. There is lots of rodeo color and action with bronco riding, bull riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing and some humor thrown in to make it a great time for all.

CIVIL WAR LIVING HISTORY REENACTMENT

SAT JULY 4 Help commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War by joining costumed reenactors on the grounds of historic Vancouver Barracks portraying members of the Civil War-era 1st Oregon Volunteer Cavalry. Living History activities may include black powder demonstrations, mounted and dismounted cavalry drills, encampments, and and scouting formations from the Civil War era in the Pacific Northwest.

NEW MOVIES OUT THIS WEEK
Magic Mike XXL
• Terminator Genisys
• Amy
• Cartel Lane
• Jackie and Ryan
• Jimmy’s Hall
• Mala Mala

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